I’ve joined a group on Facebook where the idea is to post cheerful things, and not mention the virus.
One of today’s challenges was to post a ‘kettle’ view. I think I took it too literally, this is a view of my kettle.
I posted it, then saw beautiful pictures of kitchens, or views out of the windows of neat and tidy houses.
On a seperate page the urban sketchers challenge was to draw ‘working from home’ as I’m semi retired I’m not really doing that. Craft fairs and exhibitions are off for the time being, and I genuinely have not felt that creative this week. But I wanted to do the challenge, so I drew this.
Washing up waiting to be done..
It’s still waiting…
Leap up and fly
In the sky
About the grounds
Of ancient house
Or garden, green
They’re rarely seen…
They find the flowers,
Chase the wasps
Feed the bees
Have fairie tasks
To ride around
The lake and ponds.
Never seen by mortal men.
They live in a fairie glen.
Enough of whimsy
My tale is done
The story, flimsy
But lots of fun.
(sculpture of a Fairy at Trentham Gardens, Stoke-on-Trent)
I sold a few pictures today so I need to replenish my stock… So I’m planning to paint a few more tiny pictures tonight! I’ve sketched out a few ideas. If I’ve got the energy I will start painting after I’ve had my evening meal.
Wish me luck!
Sketching designs for winter paintings that can still be good to have on the walls all year round. I’ve seen a painting with a pottery in the snow, so I’m going to do something similar with Holly and Ivy. The second idea is a cat on a windowledge with a blue and white vase next to it.
Will try and get them painted this week.
The future is endless, now I’ve finished work. (for the moment anyway). But I need some structure. I miss some of the banter and challenge and sorting things out. But things crop up when you are semi retired. I’ve been very busy today… Back later…
Well, that was a day I stood in a local election. I didn’t win.
I walked around about half the ward today. I talked to lots of people. I had some good responses but I was not well known so I understand why I didn’t get the vote. I will have to try and help more there perhaps. At the moment my knees and ankles are aching so much I can’t move. I wanted to help. I hope the person they selected is able to help.
I’ve just finished these two boards for the panto They may be the last ones I do. If they are sold afterwards the proceeds will go to the Penkhull village hall although it’s not clear whether they will be kept or not. Its been hard work but great fun painting these.
Gretna Green is a Scottish village where people used to elope to get married if they did not have the permission of their parents.
The second picture is an impression of Big Ben and the houses of Parliament situated in London on the River Thames.
The idea is that the images should be clearly visible even at the back of the hall.